Two people have died in a stabbing at a church in San Jose, California, and several other people are “seriously wounded,” according to police.
“Our hearts go out to the families of the two community members who have succumbed to stabbing wounds in the attack at Grace Baptist Church downtown,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a tweet on Monday morning.
San Jose police said on Twitter that officers responded to a reported stabbing at the church. The department confirmed the deaths and said multiple people had injures, some life-threatening.
Mr. Liccardo also said in his tweet that a suspect had been arrested, although police later said no arrest could be confirmed. KTVU-TV reported that a 22-year-old man was apprehended in the stabbing.
Video shown by news outlets near the church showed several ambulances and police cars, and police tape and traffic cones cordoning off the road.
Police said there were no services taking place at the time of the stabbing, but that homeless individuals had been brought to the church to get them out of the cold.
Units are currently at the scene of a possible stabbing at the Grace Baptist Church located at 484 E San Fernando St. This is an active scene, please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/0oTioeIqEE
— San Jose Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) November 23, 2020